A1 Ebi Sushi (Shrimp)

Close-up of Ebi. Simply dry emboss and use pink marker.  That's it.  For really speedy work, run it through a die cut machine with a rubber gasket.

 

A2 Tamago

Close-up of Tamago. I used 2 shades of yellow marker.  Yum!

 

A3 Ikura

Close-up of Ikura. Black marker with tiny strokes for nori.  Orange and red marker for eggs with 3D Crystal Lacquer on top for extra shine and dimension. Oishi!

A6 Sushi

 Close-up of Sushi.  Makes me hungry.

 

A4 Miso Soup

Full Glitter technique with A4 Miso Soup Stencil and Purple Ultrafine Opaque glitter. Mounted on Yuzen Chiyogami 83

A7 Purse

Stipple stenciled right onto the black paper with two shades of pink acrylic paint using A7 Pouch stencil.  After that dries, dapple on touches of Hi-Lite Red Lumiere. Next, paste emboss with Dreamweaver translucent paste.  When dry, edge with silver extra-fine Decomarker.  The corners are a Tonic Studio punch.

A8 Pom pom mum

This is a close-up of paste embossing through A8 Pompom Chrysanthemum using Super Heavy Bodied Liquitex Artist Acrylic.  I loaded Yellow Medium Azo and Acra Crimson onto the palette knife and then ran it over the stencil.

A8 Pom pom mum

I cut thin metal foil out with the pinking circles dies of Spellbinders and then embossed them with the Pom pom mum stencil and folded the foil over.  Then I dropped alcohol ink over it and rubbed with a cotton swab to get colors on both sides of the foil.

A9 8 point Star Hanbishi

This is pasted with the Basic Liquitex acrylic paints from the tube.

A9 8 point Star Hanbishi

 I painted 3 colors of Lumiere acrylic paints onto lightweight white cardstock-citrine, pearl magenta & pearl blue. Then, dry emboss with a stylus or die-embossing machine like Spellbinders, Sizzix or Cuttlebug, then sand away the layers of paint where you want to see the other colors.

 

A10 Bell Pepper Flower

The punch is the Alvin multi-shape Jemma.

Close up.

Paste embossed using Super Heavy Body Liquitex Yellow through A10 Bell Pepper Flower stencil onto navy cardstock.  Before removing stencil, paint the center with Lumiere Hi-Lite Blue.  Paint shouldn't go under because the paste is at stencil level.  Remove stencil and let dry.  The high-polished stainless steel stencils makes clean up easy.  Rub a mylar foil sheet onto the paste.  I used Jones Tones Pearl Swirl.  Next, I brushed on Russet Pearl Ex powder.

A10 Bell Pepper Flower

The flower was stenciled with oil pastels and a stencil brush.  The punch is an Alvin multi-shape punch.

A10 Bell Pepper Flower

A11Gate

 

This is part 1 of 4 on the waterfall card.  Each picture opens up and gets pulled back as the paper labeled "pull" is - pulled. The gate is stenciled with pigment inks.

A12 Wisteria Square

Paste embossed with Dreamweaver's white embossing paste through A12 Wisteria Square stencil onto white cardstock.  Yasutomo Irridiscent watercolors painted on top.  Alvin multi-shaper punch Tiara on white paper.

A12 Wisteria Square

This Wisteria square is heat embossed with Blue Pearl embossing powder by Ranger.  The die cuts are from the Lattice Spellbinders dies.  I used Memories Mist on the background with a Tattered Angel template.  The Swarovski rhinestones are from Kandi Korp.

 A12 Wisteria Square

This is embossed vellum.  After I did the center, I moved the stencil over to get a partial on each side.

A13 Mum with Handles

Full Glitter technique with A13 Mum with Handles Stencil and Blue Hawaii Ultrafine Opaque glitter.  Mounted on Yuzen Origami 450.

 

A13 Mum with Handles

I used two colors of glitter, using a brush and the Full Glitter technique.

A14 Honeycomb

Full glitter technique on Yuzen paper.

A16 Hana Kaji

This apron is stenciled with Basic Liquitex tube acrylics.  The flowers look like poppies to me.

A16 Hana Kaji

I used the moldable foam from Clearsnap to get the stencil impression and then stamped the flower.

A17 Daruma

Lisa Blank at work again with Mr. Daruma. She traced and cut black and red cardstock, and stipple stenciled black acrylic paint onto a wood board. When you give a Daruma-san, it has no eyes. The recipient colors in an eye with a wish, when the wish comes true, the other eye is colored in.

The Daruma is a wishing doll.  It is given to wish prosperity and good fortune.  Usually the Daruma is a paper mache or ceramic doll, but with the Daruma stencil, you can make a card and send it.  You give the Daruma with two blank eyes.  When the recipient makes a wish, one eye is colored in.  When the wish comes true, the other eye is colored in.  Here are lots of techniques you can use with your Daruma stencil.

 

A17 Daruma

This Daruma card is from Allison in Sacramento, CA.  She inked through the stencil and used clear paste over it.

A17 Daruma

Blue pearl heat embossed.

A17 Daruma

Chalk work with pompom. Eyes drawn in with pen.

A17 Daruma

Doodled with graphic pen.

A17 Daruma

Red antique embossing powder.

A 17 Daruma

Foil over acrylic paint.

A17 Daruma

Pearl Ex powders over dry embossing.

A17 Daruma

Iridescent paint and clear gloss.

A17 Daruma

Pearl Ex powder on black paper.

A17 Daruma

Pigment ink stamp pad and stencil brush. Pigment inks dry slow and is good for blending colors.

A17 Daruma

Blue pigment ink on semi-gloss paper and heat embossed with UTEE. Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

A17 Daruma

Dry emboss, tamp on rainbow pigment ink pad and heat emboss with Frosty Crystal embossing powder.

A17 Daruma

Embossing paste and microfine glitter.

A17 Daruma

Heavy body acrylic paint and Rox.

A17 Daruma

Three layers of acrylic paint, scratched, dry embossed, sanded and then chalked.

A17 Daruma

Resist on glossy paper and spun with alcohol inks.

A19 Kokeshi Doll

Lisa Blank designed this card with the A19 Kokeshi Doll stencil.  The applique stenciling technique is done by dry embossing, cutting and then layering.  The paper is Japanese Toys.  Red and blue markers define some of the debossed lines you can't see in the pattern.  She chalked in the cheeks and used a Micron .08 pen for the eyes.  The red die cuts are from Spellbinder.  She used a gold DecoColor extra fine pen for the edges and a cork back ruler so the ink doesn't run under the ruler.

A19 Kokeshi Doll

The Kokeshi doll is all heat embossed.  First you dry emboss, then cut apart, and then heat emboss.  I used Super Fine black, California Stucco, and Oriental Red with Crystal Sparkles - all from Ranger.

 

A20 Water or Clouds (with Hanabishi on stenci)

The cloud stencil was used for the background.  I used 4 colors of blue Memories Mist sprays.  The swirls are freehand Lumiere Super Sparkle acrylic paint.  The butterflies are cut out of Origami.

A21 Wild Orange Blossom

I used a cotton swab and alcohol inks on clear craft plastic with A21 Wild Orange Blossom stencil.  Under it is a Kodomo Kimono paper and the Craft Chiyogami papers.

 

A21 Wild Orange Blossom

This is the Full Glitter technique with 4 different colors of glitter.  The punches are Martha Stewart punches and Fiskars.  The pearls are from Kandi Korp.

A23 Tea Hut

The tea house is heat embossed with 3 different powders.  The dies are Sizzlets and Spellbinders.

A23 Tea Hut

This is part 3 of 4 of the waterfall card.  This tea house is stenciled with pigment inks.

A23 Tea Hut

This tea house is stenciled with alcohol inks and a felt pad and then padded again on top of the stenciled card.

A24 Rope Flower

Full Glitter technique with A24 Rope Flower stencil and Hot Lava & Michigan Moss Ultrafine Opaque glitter.  Mounted on Yuzen Chiyogami 83.  I messed up on the Hot Lava rope flower by peeling the stencil away from the mounting adhesive, rather than laying down the stencil and peeling away the paper.  So I covered it up with another one.

 

A24 Rope Flower

This is one of the surfaces of a neverending card.  The papers are hand marbled. The stencil was dry embossed onto white core paper and sanded.

 

A25 9-loop knot

Crackle Paste Embossing through A25 Nine loop knot. Also outlined with black marker.  Mounted on Yuzen Origami 450.

A25 9-loop knot

Another surface of a neverending card. This stencil is simply traced with a fine Sharpie onto specialty gold paper.  The die is a Spellbinders Label. The paper is hand marbled.

 

A26 Star Knot

 Another surface of a neverending card.  This stencil is dry embossed, glue pad, and mica powdered with gold.  The star die is a Spellbinders die.  The paper is hand marbled.

A27 Knot

Another surface of a neverending card.  This stencil is dry embossed onto white core paper and sanded.  Paper is hand marbled.

A27 Knot

These cards represent the Japanese Tansu - wardrobe.  The stencil is heat embossed with gold powder.  The dies are Spellbinders.  I made the tassles with embroidery floss.

A27 Knot

These cards represent the Japanese Tansu - wardrobe.  The stencil is heat embossed with gold powder.  The dies are Spellbinders.  I made the tassles with embroidery floss.

A28 Ginko

Sandy Lutz designed this Gingko card.  Simply dry embossed using A28  gingko stencil  on gold tone cardstock.

A29 3 Plum Blossoms

 2 techniques again.  Dry emboss A29 3 Plum Blossoms stencil on white core, pink cardstock.  Sand the top pink layer of paper away.  Next, spray ink onto Rayon paper.

A29 3 Plum Blossoms

The stencil is heat embossed with Balerina pink from Clearsnap.  The punch around the cirlce is an Alvin multi-shape punch.  Full Glitter technique with two colors for the background.

 

A31 3 Water Plantains

Three colors of paint were stenciled onto black paper and then sanded.  I cut the circle stencil into three pieces and mounted them onto cream and inked around the edges.  The bottom is ripped Chigirie papers.

 

A31 3 Water Plantains

Full Glitter technique and thin strips of black paper to give lots of borders.

A32 Cross Knot

The stencils were pasted with Dreamweavers silver pastes.  One side has the Judi-kins Rox on it.

A32 Cross Knot

Simple dry embossing onto metallic paper.  Martha Stewart punch.

A33 Ume

Dry embossed A33 Plum Blossom onto peach, white-cored cardstock, sanded, and then chalked with yello in the center.  Kandi hotfix Swarovski rhinestones add sparkle! Die cuts with Spellbinder.

 

A33 Ume

Full Glitter technique with offset circles.

A34 Morning Glory in the Round

 Moldable foam was heated up and pressed onto a stencil and then used like a stamp.  It was colored in with Marvy markers onto the foam and then stamped.

 

A35 Tangled Mum

 Full Glitter technique with A35 Tangled Chrysanthemum stencil and Cornflower Ultrafine Opaque glitter.

A38 Water Plantain

Stencil with pigment ink pads with stipple brush.

A38 Water Plantain

 

 

A39 Paulownia Tree Flower

Stenciled with stipple brush and pigment ink pads.

A40 Clover

Embossing paste and microfine glitter

A40 Clover

First dry emboss, then tamp rainbow  pigment stamp pad directly, then heat emboss with ultra thick embossing enamel.

A42 Diamond Mum

First dry emboss A42 Diamond Kiku Bishi stencil.  Next, use a pigment rainbow stamp pad and tap until fully covered.  Remove stencil and pour on Ultra Thick Embossing Powder.  Tap off and melt with heat gun.  The punch on white is the Alvin multi-shape Marta.

A42 Diamond Mum

Dry emboss, tamp with Versamark stamp pad or another sticky agent and brush on PearlEx mica powder.

A43 Wisteria

Stenciled with acrylic paint.

A43 Wisteria

Stenciled with pigment inks.

A47 Hollyhock

Stenciled with pigment inks.

A47 Hollyhock

Part of the waterfall card. Stenciled with pigment inks.

A45 Crane

Full glitter technique.

A49 Suzu (Bell)

Dry emboss, Versamark pad, PearlEx powder.

A50 Swords

This time I used thick silver embossing powder and still got great detail on the handle shield part. I just love it!

 

A51 Samurai Helmet

First dry emboss. I used a heavy cover stock made with vellum for more flexibility.  With the stencil still on the paper, tap an embossing pad over it.  Remove the stencil and pour on fine gold embossing powder.  Add heat and voila.  Super detail!

A51 Samurai Helmet stencil transformed into an angel.

Heat emboss white and bug rhinstone for head. Smaller rhinestones line skirt.

A52 Three Winds

Full glitter technique.

 

A53 Taiko

Tracing and coloring in with marker can get messy, but I put strips of cardstock under the edges of the A53 Taiko Drum stencil and it kept the ink from running under the stencil. I used a combination of Decomarkers and Micron pens.  I just printed the words from the computer.

 

A54 Anchor

Traditional stipple stenciling with Lumiere Indigo paint using A54 Anchor stencil.  Outside words from a poem website about anchors.  Outside border is 1/4" strips of paper laid one by one in counter-clockwise order.

A54 Anchor

Full glitter technique.

A55 Feathers

2 techniques on this card.  Dry emboss A55 Feathers stencil on silver cardstock.  Then stipple stencil with a brush and a silver stamp pad on the white textured cardstock.  The middle strip is alcohol inked onto glossy photo paper.

A56 Wheat

With A56 Wheat Crest stencil, I overlayed dry embossed cloud vellum onto a brown ink stippled gold cardstock.  The corners have more stippling.  I used a 1/4" stipple brush and a Cat's Eye pigment pad.

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